It is shown that opinions spread quickly through a mob: a quiet whisper from a single individual can erupt into loud protests by the entire population. This play serves as a warning as to the dangers of mob psychology; one cannot simply speak up against the mob without being antagonized. As such, it is important to recognize how dangerous it is, and to stop the development of reckless beliefs in a mob before it is too
In this world, some people already know what mob mentality is, but some people don’t know what it is, so now I will tell them what is mob mentality. Mob mentality is when people get influence from a group and turn that people to violent. In a large group, people who have mob mentality usually have the same behavior and characteristic as another. Mob mentality makes people feels aggressive which means crazy and chaotic which means confuse in a group. Other people also use herd behavior and herd mentality to tell their similarity behavior.
After reading and viewing the mob mentality pieces, I conclude that mob mentality led people to do disgusting acts that they would otherwise never do. For instance, in the article What is Mob Mentality, Smith states that mob mentality is the “...unique behavioral characteristics that emerge when people are in large groups”. This shows that people act differently when they are in large groups and do things that they would not be comfortable doing if they were by themselves. Smith goes on to say that people tend to want to be like others and do what others are doing, becuase when they see other people in a group doing something they figure that the person would not be doing it if it wasn't worth it so maybe they should try it. This is stating
It is human nature to occasionally feel the need to break society’s norms. Breaking the law often involves violence and is a form of breaking the norm. It leads people to be driven or drawn towards the concept. In Tom Wolfe’s essay- “Pornoviolence”- Wolfe makes a valuable argument that people are becoming more desensitized towards violence as a whole because of how books, movies, tabloids, and television utilize brutality to grab viewers attention. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, Capote retells the gruesome event of a family who was murdered in Holcomb, Kansas.
Media is still vital because it can be used to socialize and on the other hand to make decisions and formulates opinions: it builds up the notoriety of vices. With the Internet being readily available to the younger generation, they end up learning certain material, which are not suitable for their age. They get disclosed to impropriety and improper acts. They become wrapped up in a divergent world - one of fantasy. It allows them to grow up with misguided preconceptions and
The party felt as though inflicting pain will make the victim regain obedient.‘Exactly. By making him suffer. Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation.”(336) This quote relates to present time because this theory supports why police officers today assault victims.
31 p.g 213.) The author uses personification to describe the force and harshness in their actions, by doing this Cormier is successfully incorporating both visual and kinesthetic imagery into the quote as the reader is now exposed to both an image and a feeling of the painful sensation being experienced by Jerry. The use of Hyperbole in the line “They wanted to blind him, they wanted to kill him.” exaggerates the purpose of their doings. The students did not want Jerry dead they wanted him aware of the consequences he will be faced with if he continues denying selling chocolates. Cormier's
He has mentally tortured Dimmesdale; obsessed with wanting him to suffer more that he has. Chillingworth wants him to live with guilt the rest of his life. Chillingworth doesn’t even love Hester anymore, but he continues to torture Dimmesdale because he wants him to live with guilt the rest of his life. Chillingworth is an evil character that seems worse than Dimmesdale. Even though Chillingworth didn’t commit the crime
Hazel said to George, “ Take the handicapped off, it 's only here so that you can relax.” George said, “If that how it was, we 're all going back to judging and comparing.” Vonnegut’s thoughts on individualism are that being individual and acting a way that is unique doesn 't fit into our society and won 't be accepted. In the story, a “rebel” decided to take of his handicapped, and to become different and be free in how he is but he was brought down and shot dead by a officer. In my view, that officer was representing society and he did not accept change. Being different is wrong, everyone has to be the same, act the same, look the same etc. The whole point of this book, is because people are different.
This is a perfect example of how Ender conducts himself at the beginning of his journey, using violence to force his peers to respect him. Although Ender used violence to solve this conflict, he does not want to become and act like his brother at the same time. Ender’s brother, Peter, is very vicious with him and threatens to kill him on one occasion. Ender wishes not to change in a bad way, like his older brother did. ”Ender leaned his head against the wall of the corridor and cried until the bus came.
The authors use pathos to grab us by our emotions and make us want to keep reading about such a historically powerful but terrible group. To do so they use powerful, livid, and emotional language. Levitt and Dubner help us to remember how terrible the Ku Klux Klan was and the repulsive things they did to not just “black people” but to human beings that did in no way deserve what they had to go through during slavery and even after with language that appeals to the senses. “The early Klan did its work through pamphleteering, lynching, shooting, burning, castrating, pistol-whipping, and a thousand forms of intimidation” (52). Levitt and Dubner start right off the bat using a rhetorical strategy called appeal to pity by very vividly listing the things the Ku Klux Klan did to their victims.
.learned to smother the rage [he] felt at so often being mistaken for a criminal. Not to do so would surely have led to madness. . .” (386). The stirring use of pathos here makes the audience feel not only for him, but for all others in similar situations.
Revealing More to Comment Less People open numerous social media accounts to learn about the different opinions people have and also to share their own. When people decide to join these websites, they give away part of their right to privacy, and make themselves vulnerable to negative opinions. There are many other websites where people might share their opinions too, for example, shopping websites. Many people enjoy commenting online and do it very tactfully and say what they truly believe about a product or share an opinion about something or someone. Others comment online just to hurt, harass and annoy others.
This constant state of poise takes away from productivity, when a person could be focusing instead and accomplishing more. In addition to stress, it has been discovered that, “...incoming information can change how people think and behave.These play to a primitive impulse to respond to immediate opportunities and threats. The stimulation provokes excitement — a dopamine squirt — that researchers say can be addictive. In its absence, people feel bored. The resulting distractions can have deadly consequences, as when cellphone-wielding drivers and train engineers cause wrecks...these urges can inflict nicks and cuts on creativity and deep thought, interrupting work and family life”, (Rechtel).
Towards the end, Hale changes from a person who carries his heavy written laws to a person who hates the court. During Act III, after Danforth arrested Proctor, Hale is so angry with the court that he yells, "I denounce these proceedings, I quit this court!” (Act 3, 120). The quote might seem really simple, but it is significant because Hale finally figures out that the court system is a failure to the society, and also figures out what he should be go after. As a result in Act 4 when Hale tries to convince Elizabeth to tell Proctor to confess, Hale says, “‘Beware, Goody Proctor cleave to no faith when faith brings blood. It is mistaken law that leads you to sacrifice.